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FOX News
Sep 25, 2009 4:00am EDT
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FOX News
Sep 26, 2009 2:00pm EDT
's wavering on afghanistan and the medicare board, regulators on an insurer who dares to criticize his health care plan. the journal editorial report starts right now. >> that we have a clear and focused goal to disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-qaeda and pakistan and afghanistan. to achieve our goals, we need a stronger, smarter, and comprehensive strategy, to focus on the greatest threat to our people, america must no longer deny resources to afghanistan because of the war in iraq. >> welcome to the journal editorial report. that was president barack obama back in march, unveiling a new strategy for the war in afghanistan, what a difference six months makes. the administration now appears to be having second thoughts just as his top commander there says he needs more troops to avoid defeat. joining the panel this week, wall street journal columnist and deputy editor. columbiaist anastasia and bret stevens and features editor rob pollock. you predicted that the president would not have the staying power to stick it out in iraq, congratulations: why is he second guessing himself now? >> the ne
HLN
Sep 24, 2009 5:00pm EDT
to give rebates for of medications used for low- income seniors under medicare part b. here is that. >> this is an amendment that would produce over $106 million in revenue. it will allow us to fill the doughnut hole, and it will have, according to the cbo numbers, $50 billion left over after we fill the doughnut hole. is, to go back to the previous law, -- it is, to go back to the previous law, which six years ago allowed those who receive drugs from medicaid and had a discount offered to them by the pharmaceutical companies that is that medicaid-eligible person was also a medicare recipient, that they would have the advantage of having those drugs under medicare at the same lower-priced because of the rebates -- of being medicaid eligible. we got the score from cbo yesterday, and, specifically, they said to us it fills the doughnut hole over and above what the chairman has already filled the doughnut hole with his mark. it feels it completely, and, by the way, that affects 17.5 million senior citizens that get their drugs under part d, part d medicare. if you are in medicate perso
CSPAN
Sep 4, 2009 6:00am EDT
hospitals with medicare services to not turn anyone away if they are in an emergency situation. they will come get you if you are charged with pushing people away for what ever reason, including that they did not have coverage. it is not that there is not care in the communities along the borders or where there may be unusual congregations, but there is very little that is known accurately about the impact of illegal immigrants. there has been some work that has been done looking at the impact of immigrants who are illegal, and i had thought that the use of services was more or less offset by the tax contributions and the employment these individuals were providing, but i don't recall the steady very well. -- i don't recall the study very well. illegal immigrants are having on cost or insurance estimates with a large grain of salt, because we do not have good information. >> i stress gails'point on the senses. the numbers are out next week so you are likely to see some attention to this next week because of the numbers. the census does not ask people whether or not you are a u.
FOX News
Sep 26, 2009 11:00am EDT
under control. overhauling medicare, looking at global warming, that is not something we can do right now. david: as big time a spender as bush was, this spending is making bush look like a piker. >> that is not correct. we need to spend a moment thinking how we got the big deficit, and only 7% to 10% is obama. the rest is bush is crazy war in iraq, misfwoidguided financial m and things like the medicare drug spending bill. obama inherited this. he is doing his best. if you like the review, on friday barney frank said he will back ron paul's investigation. federal reserve and how they spend. it is not what obama is doing. david: i'm thinking of the trillion dollar programs. the stimulus was close to a trillion. medical close to a trolling. global warming. this is on a scale that we have not seen before. >> and it does surpass bush's spending. and unfortunately bush did spend a lot of money and i like what steve has said. the government has been spending like drunken sailors and when have you said that but the issue is -- sailors spend their own money. >> that was my punch line. but yo
FOX News
Sep 26, 2009 11:00pm EDT
nations debut. he reaches out to the world but he is wavering on afghanistan. and the medicare order. fixed federal regulators on an insurer who dares to criticize his healthcare plan. the journal editorial report starts right now. >> we have a clear and focused goal. to disrupt, dismantle and defeat al qaeda in pakistan and afghanistan to achieve our goals to lead a stronger, smarter and comprehensive strategy. t to focus on the greatest threat to our people america must no longer deny resources to afghanistan because of the war in iraq. >> welcome to "the journal editorial report." that was president barack obama back in march unveiling a new strategy for the war in afghanistan. what a difference six months makes. the administration appears to be having second thoughts just as his top commander there says he needs more troops to avoid defeat. joining the panel this week columnist for wall street journal dan hanager. an tashia o'grady fred stevens and editorial features editor rob pollack. the last time we talked about afghanistan you predicted the president would not have the stayi
HLN
Sep 30, 2009 1:00am EDT
this started, -- medicare it is for two years and is just a way to get started. you have to make a case to m&a that all of the hospital's debt shutdown in two years -- you have to make a case to me. all of the hospitals get shut down. >> my preference would be not to have it tied to medicare. my preference would be to do more of what we try to do in the health committee, more of what i believe senator schumer is going to propose later, which is to leave the setting of rates that are provided for negotiation from the beginning of the program on, and i think that it be preferable, and then i think the public interest option is what senator conrad looked about, the co-op idea or insurance, senator nelson refer to as that. i think that also has promised. like i said, i think the most direct way to do it would be to set up a non-profit and tell them to go and negotiate rates with providers and compete. that is what we tried to do in the health committee. i think it would make sense to do that here, and hopefully do it, but the overwhelming conclusion i have, that i reached, whatever of these opti
NBC
Sep 20, 2009 5:00am EDT
.o.): this show is brought to you by the united healthcare insurance company, the proud provider of aarp medicare supplement insurance plans. susan: navigating through the medicare system is very, very difficult; it's confusing, unless you have somebody to give you some guidance. janice: i'm 64 and in april i'll be 65 so i've been doing a lot of reading up to try and decide lillian: it's not something that you can just decide on a moment's notice. susan: medicare is not adequate to cover all medical costs burt:.there are certain services that still are not fully covered by medicare tommy: .i personally think that health is the most important thing that a person can have, regardless of what else, and if you are going to talk about your health, my health, cost is not all that important. anncr (v.o.): if you're turning 65 soon, are medicare-eligible, or you're already age 65 or over but haven't signed up for medicare. or, even if you've already enrolled in a medicare supplement plan. we have important information for you. understanding medicare today in the following program you'll discover how medi
NBC
Sep 21, 2009 7:00am EDT
by the united healthcare insurance company, the proud provider of aarp medicare supplement insurance plans. susan: navigating through the medicare system is very, very difficult; it's confusing, unless you have somebody to give you some guidance. janice: i'm 64 and in april i'll be 65 so i've been doing a lot of reading up to try and decide lillian: it's not something that you can just decide on a moment's notice. susan: medicare is not adequate to cover all medical costs burt:.there are certain services that still are not fully covered by medicare tommy: .i personally think that health is the most important thing that a person can have, regardless of what else, and if you are going to talk about your health, my health, cost is not all that important. anncr (v.o.): if you're turning 65 soon, are medicare-eligible, or you're already age 65 or over but haven't signed up for medicare. or, even if you've already enrolled in a medicare supplement plan. we have important information for you. understanding medicare today in the following program you'll discover how medicare supplement insurance p
ABC
Sep 13, 2009 10:00am EDT
expensive medicare system work, it crashed and burned. it's done a much better job of expanding care and holding down costs. in massachusetts, they readily admit that they expanded care and didn't look at the cost side of the puzzle. the president suggest that anything we do has to bend the health care cost. even if you bring down the cost, a.01%, you save 4 trillion over the plan. bending the cost curve has been a part of what congress's been talking about. it's impossible to do a state at a time. we need a national strategy. >> let me bring in the two senators on the issue that has divided democrats. the public health option. senator rockefeller, you said this is a critical component of the health care plan. you heard the president on wednesday night, he said he supports it, but you can't sacrifice the entire bill for the sake of this public option. can you vote for a bill? >> if there was a good alternative. >> what's a good alternative? >> i haven't found one. people talk about a cooperative plan. health co-ops. i called the head of the national association really early, and he s
FOX News
Sep 18, 2009 4:00am EDT
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PBS
Sep 28, 2009 6:00pm EDT
to and why. then come the other news of the day: gwen ifill examines what proposed medicare changes mean for older americans; ray suarez looks at the 2016 olympics city sweepstakes, as president obama makes the pitch for chicago; margaret warner goes over the hurdles in shutting down the guantanamo bay prison; and jeffrey brown considers the career of columnist and wordsmith william safire. major funding for the newshour with jim lehrer is provided by: >> what the world needs now is energy. the energy to get the economy humming again. the energy to tackle challenges like climate change. what if that energy came from an energy company? every day, chevron invests $62 million in people, in ideas-- seeking, teaching, building. fueling growth around the world to move us all ahead. this is the power of human energy. chevron. >> this is the engine that connects abundant grain from the american heartland to haran's best-selling wheat, while keeping 60 billion pounds of carbon out of the atmosphere every year. bnsf, the engine that connects us. intel. supporting math and science education for tom
CSPAN
Sep 15, 2009 11:00pm EDT
of medicare suggests that it has a superior ability to control spending while maintaining broadaxes overtime. but for the public plan to work, it must have the ability to have an extensive network of providers immediately, providers who except medicare patients and be assumed to participate under the new plant with the right to opt out. the plan should be able to establish rates based on medicare rates, much like many private insurers do today. requiring the secretary of health and human services to figure out new prices from scratch and council -- and in consultation with providers is an efficient and gives private plans, which already have networks in place, an unfair advantage over the public plan. it also reduces the federal budgetary benefits of the public plan. some have said that we should wait to see a private health insurance turned itself around before we create a public plan. this would be a grave mistake. any reasonable triggered based on the failure of private insurance to provide affordable comprehensive coverage should have been pulled a long time ago. traders have not worked
HLN
Sep 23, 2009 1:00am EDT
the problem directly. seniors like medicare as they should. it is a great program. it is one the best things we have done in the federal government. . . they are getting less and paying more. and we have to tell them what is going to happen. because private health care costs have doubled in the last six years, inevitably millions, probably 10 millions of americans in the next decade are going to be called in by the employer, and that employer will look them in the eye and say, jim, mary, you are a great worker. i want to see stay with my company as long as you can. but i have bad news for you. i am going have to change your health care policy. you're going have to pay the first 5000 or $10,000 yourself. you're going after it double your monthly payment for it. or worse, jim, mary, you are a great worker and i want to keep your but i can no longer give you health care insurance. that will happen if we do nothing. so act we must. like many of my colleagues, i spent a lot of time talking to my state about health care. and those who are covered are worried about the future, one security and stab
FOX News
Sep 24, 2009 6:00pm EDT
called medicare advantage would flatly violate one of the president's pledges. >> so when the president says if you like your coverage you get to keep it, the answer is that's not true for those people. >> because that program would be cut by $12320 billion reducing benefits. representatives of is supple supplemental programs that functions like a h.m.o. and one in four seniors use it, 11 million in all, but president obama dismissed the program as nothing but lining the pockets of insurance companies. >> people currently signed up for medicare advantage are going to have medicare, and the same level of imen fits. >> the government pays a 14% higher people yum but supporters of medicare advantage say the president is flat wrong in suggesting it has the same benefits as medicare. >> we found that 98% of that premium goes into traditional benefits for seniors. >> half to sign up have incomes of $20,000 a year and cannot afford a supplemental plan. >> people will have to pay for programs that medicare doesn't cover many >> bill nelson says it would be unconscionable to undermine the progra
FOX News
Sep 23, 2009 4:00pm EDT
in the medicare advantage program, they would likely see their benefits cut under the reform as it is presently and visions. now, joe biden was saying today, as you might have for, which are going to fix this -- as is presently in visions -- envisioned. now, joe biden was saying today, as you might have heard, we are going to fix this. >> all but the most die-hard partisans on the democratic side realize that when it comes down to a dispute between the ostensibly non-partisan head of the congressional budget office and the very partisan vice president of the united states, clearly people are going to buy the cbo numbers before they buy the vice president's. they had to admit that the plan to tax the so-called gold insurance benefits that some would get will, in fact, be hitting people of more modest means. neil: we are going to get to that, but there is something that was lost today that i think was just as significant, and that was olympia snowe, the main independent-minded republican, even with a single vote for a bipartisan measure, who was wondering today why the rush. this was from olympia
FOX News
Sep 14, 2009 4:30am EDT
enough savings in medicare without cutting rationing costs for seniors to pay for anything much. there is going to be rationing of medical care under this plan. there is no doubt about that. there is going to be a devastating effect on insurance companies. that's obviously true. there is so much misleading stuff going on in that speech, it's kind of terrifying. i think we are moving towards socialized medicine. i think that's what president obama wants us to move to, and it scares me, frankly. neil: overnight tracking polls were similarly received for bill clinton when he gave almost the exact same speech in september of 1993, indicating more support for what the president wants to do. what do you make of that and does it improve the prospects for some type of reform closer to what the president wants than what republicans want? >> it is a knee-jerk bounce at the polls. you talk about the tea party in d.c. today so i think americans by and large are still confused about this thing. it is just not going to hurt health insurance companies. i think the real problem is small busines
FOX News
Sep 27, 2009 6:00am EDT
to the world, but he's wavering on afghanistan and the medicare board, regulators on an insurer who dares to criticize his health care plan. the journal editorial report starts right now. >> that we have a clear and focused goal to disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-qaeda and pakistan and afghanistan. to achieve our goals, we need a stronger, smarter, and comprehensive strategy, to focus on the greatest threat to our people, america must no longer deny resources to afghanistan because of the war in iraq. >> welcome to the journal editorial report. that was president barack obama back in march, unveiling a new strategy for the war in afghanistan, what a difference six months makes. the administration now appears to be having second thoughts just as his top commander there says he needs more troops to avoid defeat. joining the panel this week, wall street journal columnist and deputy editor. columbiaist anastasia and bret stevens and features editor rob pollock. you predicted that the president would not have the staying power to stick it out in iraq, congratulations: why is he second guessin
CSPAN
Aug 31, 2009 8:00pm EDT
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CSPAN
Sep 7, 2009 5:00pm EDT
for higher medicare reimbursement rates. there are thousands of them. and we have not figured out a way to work ourselves into that process early enough in the process to be affected. we get better every time and we have had to hit the ground running because the legislation came through so fast in the first year of presidency, as it will. but as time goes on, we have to figure out ways to enter earlier, frame the terms of the debate, shape the debate such that at important points we are trying to drive the ultimate question they dance -- to drive the ultimate question-and asked -- that gets asked to be answered the way we wanted to be answered. >> put things back in the house that they took out and the senate. we talk about things that we would really like to see. maybe we did that on line as a series of posts and get the ideas from our readers. we give our criteria to the progress of members, this is what you should be pushing for and what we would like to see. it is just a start. >> with just a few minutes left, i have a quick question of light each member of the panel to answer. what
FOX News
Sep 25, 2009 9:00am EDT
? they are pressuring the whole nation. an arm of the government is threatening medicare advantage providers for informing people they will lose their benefits. they want this bill at whatever price it takes. bill: how many of the blue dogs support this? >> we are busy counting votes. i do not think the issue is an public option. the individual is the government -- the issue is the government is hurting itself into this. those who did not have employer provided health care can get it tax free by the big corporations. there are so many other issues to decide than the so-called public option. . bill: what is the individual mandate? >> it is a law that the insurance companies want. they like this bill because it is a law that says we must buy health care, or we get fined. it is what the white house used to buy the support of the big insurance companies. they say, you must buy health insurance. bill: they are going to make some money off that. you are on the house side. on the senate side, they are talking about this proposal. yesterday, jay rockefeller and chuck schumer said we may not get the
ABC
Sep 20, 2009 10:30am EDT
a legitimate debate on whether a mandate. >> let's go to medicare. you say that no one will lose what they say. a democrat says the cuts that you're looking at the medicare advantage program, will force people to lose coverage they now have. >> no, here's what's going to happen. these are private hmos who are getting on average and this is not my estimate, they're getting on average 14% more over payments, basically subsidies from taxpayers for a program that ordinary medicare does just good if not better of keeping people healthy. they package these in ways that make it more convenient for some consumers, but they're overcharging massively for it. there's no competitive bidding in the process. instead of spending $17 billion, $18 billion, over ten years on that, why wouldn't we use that to close the dough nut holes. >> senator nelson says -- >> why don't we make sure that, you know, we're using some of that money to actually make people healthier. >> he says it's going to cause beneficiaries to lose what they have right now. >> i ups change is hard. people currently signed up for medicare adv
CSPAN
Sep 3, 2009 11:00pm EDT
project he. she is from the medicar and medicaid programs. she has served as george h.w. bush's health advisory intercurrent areas of concentration include military health issues which is described as o of the greatest fascination she has run across and comparative effectiveness. dallas salisbury at the far end of my left is the ceo of the employee benefit research institute, head its debt since its inception in 1978. if you hen't discovered the resources yet you have been missing out. what tell us doesn't know about employment-based coverage probably you don't need to know. at the othernd of theable is ken thorpe. he heads the policy department at emory and is the driving force behind the partnership to fight chronic disease, which is a group of more than 100 national organizations of restripe that is trying to shape the health care system that events and treats-- chronic conditions better. now, let's get to the questions to start this offn dale, why don't we start with you. i mentioned your connection to medicare, and medicar plays a big role in the plans that are beingeveloped from
FOX News
Sep 19, 2009 11:30am EDT
to end up on time, efficient or underbudget. look at medicare. it started out as $60 million in the '60's and it's hundreds of billions today. if you total up all these programs we're on the hook for non-funded liabilities in the trillions. in promoting healthcare, the president is killing the last parts of the private market and enslaving americans for generations to come. >> it's hard to believe that we can't get a guarantee from congress that they won't add a ton of pork barrel projects to this bill and turn it back over to a trillion dollars. >> the democrats are looking at a py-go which republicans never did. these are crocodile tears from conservatives who never paid for the iraq war or tax cuts. if democrats want to pay for it, you have the c.b.o. able to enforce t look at what is hannoning with tarp. all the conservatives said it would be a waste. now we have 32 banks on the mark for paying -- repaying at least $130 billion worth of tarp funds t depends on how you manage it. if you manage it well and cut the waste, which the democrats want to do, in the healthcare system, 30% is w
FOX News
Sep 12, 2009 10:00am EDT
to cost ten times that. when medicare started in 1965, they estimated by 2003 it would cost $23 billion. you know what it cost? $245 billion. the veterans hospital, they have doubled the budget. the post office, $9 billion loss this year, and they have a monopoly, for crying out loud! how anyone will think that this will come in ten times what what owe bum ma -- obamas estimates is living in another world. >> 63% of americans believe it will add to the deficit. what do you think? >> the president was clear that he will not sign a bill that adds to the deficit. he will realize cost savings in medicare and reduce the number of payments or amount of payments paid out to hospitals right now, which the industry has already agreed to. secondly, he is going to increase efficiency, once we get people out of treating in e.r.'s and into their primary care system, and thirdly, we're going to look at the cash flow coming in from the sunsetting of the bush tax cuts, something that cost $1.3 trillion, more than this entire plan. >> so a lot of this is going to be coming from squeezing out fraud and i
WETA
Sep 28, 2009 7:00pm EDT
to cut medicare costs. gw ifill has the story. >> ifill: medicare wou be a lucrative urce of hundreds of billions of cutor savings over the next decade. the hoe bill calls for shaving more than $500 billi over the proam's expected growth. that would mean loweng paymentso hospitals, nursing homes and other providers. the senate version now in committee would reduce the prram by more than $400 billion. but both cases medicare advantage, a supplemental pl at pays private health surers more than traditional medicarewould be trimmed. nearly one in four senio are in medice advantage. ch proposals are causing plenty of anety for beneficiars and providers. we look at this key sticking point now with josh baker of the medicare rigs center and advocacy group andail will enski a rmer administrator of the feral medicare progra she is now senior fellow at project hope. gail, one man's or oneoman's cuts are anoer's savings. which is this? >> both. to pretendhat you can take the kind of money ouof medicare advantage tt is being discusd and not impact the benefits tt people who are used to ceiving t
FOX News
Sep 24, 2009 3:00pm EDT
. medicare. it doesn't cover everything. and what it doesn't cover can cost you some money. that's why you should consider... an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. it can help cover some of what medicare doesn't... so you could save up to thousands of dollars... in out-of-pocket expenses. call now for this free information kit... and medicare guide. if you're turning 65 or you're already on medicare, you should know about this card; it's the only one of its kind... that carries the aarp name -- see if it's right for you. you choose your doctor. you choose your hospital. there are no networks and no referrals needed. help protect yourself from some of what medicare doesn't cover. save up to thousands of dollars... on potential out-of-pocket expenses... with an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. rick: live pictures from pittsburgh. that demonstration is going on the head of the 2-28 summit that is set to take place in that town. -- a live demonstration is going on ahead of the g-20
HLN
Sep 23, 2009 8:00pm EDT
, the physician from louisiana, was talking earlier about medicare and the effects of $350 billion of waste, fraud, and abuse coming out of medicare to magically fund a big portion of the proposed health care bill that ms. pelosi and her colleagues have prepared for us. mr. akin: what part of medicare did that come out of? did you happen to notice that? is there any line item that says waste, fraud, and abuse in medicare that you just take money out of? how do we do that? mrs. lummis: there certainly isn't. the most amazing thing to me about listening to that discussion is when i was home for the august work period i met with the physicians and administrators at wyoming medical center in casper, wyoming. they told me that they are currently reimbursed at 37 cents on the dollar for their actual out-of-pocket costs of treating a medicare patient. mr. akin: that's an incredible number. in other words, we have a doctor like dr. gingrey, dr. fleming and they accept a patient on medicare, it costs them $1 to provide some type of medical care, they are getting reimbursed how much? $1.50? $1? how much? mr
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2009 9:00pm EDT
war to try to defund, discredit and generally demolish if they could the institution known as medicare. now look who's claiming they will save that highly popular government-run health care program. since when did irony become a strategy? vermont senator bernie sanders joins us next. >>> the republican party still mired in the wilderness. our first "where are they now" segment. joe the plumber, despite not being named joe or being a plumber, his gig as joe the mccain campaign prop ended in early november, but undaunted he then enjoyed a stunt as joe the war correspondent for pajama tv, a conservative website that sent mr. joe to cover the israeli incurrings in gaza in january. then got a hitch as joe the website pitch man, which found him hawking irsdote.com, an organization that invited concerned americans to pay 99 cents to click, call, or text their votes to abolish the irs. and it only costs you 99 cents. that was april. the irsz irs survived. i know. what's happened to joe since? he has surfaced. he's surfaced at the how to take back america conference, a slightly further off the
WHUT
Sep 9, 2009 11:00pm EDT
medicare, operating, giving good coverage to people but having obviously financing problems b. the insurance companies far outspending them in terms of health care and inflation that we have. >> rose: what do you say to those who argue that the president has basically said that what's coming out of the finance committee is his proposal? >> well, if that's the case he didn't say that. there are those of us who believe in a vigorous public option that that might be the end game here. but i don't know. you know, to some degree, the month of august we have been kind of flailing around each in our individual districts trying to explain our positions individually. no one can do what the president did tonight, which is saying from that bullyest of bully pulpits that these are the things we need to do and here's why. in all fairness, there's no president's bill right now. he kept referring to his plan, including some language about tort reform, there's no bill for any of us to look at. sooner or later pen has to hit paper and we have to see what the obama plan looks like. >> rose: bef
HLN
Sep 24, 2009 12:00pm EDT
for out of a medicare fund which we set up some years ago for just this kind of program. it's a fund where we set aside some money each year in the event we needed dollars to solve a problem. this is a problem we foresaw coming up for a diverse group of our beneficiaries, and it seemed to be a fair way to not disrupt their financial planning and to provide a level playing field so that all the beneficiaries receive the same treatment and some were not subsidizing others. it's a bill i hope will have broad bipartisan support and i think it will serve our social security beneficiaries well. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california reserves. the gentleman from california. mr. herger: i yield the ranking member, the gentleman from michigan, the ranking member of the ways and means committee, mr. camp, the remaining time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from michigan is recognized. mr. camp: i thank the gentleman for yielding. the majority wants you to think we're here today to help seniors. this will will help some seniors and i intend to
CSPAN
Aug 31, 2009 11:00pm EDT
you resources. . >> 99% of my clients are in home health care. >> you will have huge cuts to medicare. thank you. [applause] howard dean says that there will be no tort reform. if a patient under a government health care plan has a legitimate malpractice suits, will he or she be able to sue the government or just be out of luck? today, he can sue a private health plan or provider. i will tell you live here. and this is particularly significant to doctors and other providers. i think this proposal offers to doctors and other providers potentially the worst of all worlds. it potentially offers them socialized medicine, like in england, without malpractice protection. in england, doctors have that protection. that does not make the system did, but they have that protection. here, doctors and other providers could face the worst of all worlds, and i do not think it will be the government getting sued. it will still be individual provider's. -- individual providers. >> thank you, david, for that answer. i still think it is good to be a bad bill. thank you for taking the time to come out he
HLN
Sep 29, 2009 6:00am EDT
brodie, the president of the soft industry will look at medicare. . an amendment to create a government-run health care program, a so-called public option. we will have live coverage of the committee's work beginning at 10:00 a.m.. as we watch in the health-care debate unfold we want to take a look back at how the conversation has shaped up. what are your thoughts about the work done in congress, the obama administration effort and the debate outside of washington? here are the phone numbers for you -- host: here is "the new york times" this morning. making sense of the health-care debate. a showdown is how they describe it. joining us this morning is kristen jenson, a reporter with bloomberg news to help us out with the coverage. let us start with that headline, showdown day. what can we expect on the public option amendment? dogs that it is being pushed by two democrats on the committee -- guest: it is being pushed by two democrats on the committee. the chairman has been working for months to get a bipartisan compromise and republicans are very much against the idea of a public option
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2009 6:00pm EDT
to deliver medicare for all americans. oh, that would be a home run. now, a public plan, that's right, that's not for profit that will reel in these big numbers, that's the obstacle. see, the obstacle to a public plan are a handful of conservative democratic senators like harry reid, kent conrad, max baucus, ben nelson, blanche lincoln, what do they have in common? they're all from small states. they're all from, say, rural states. folks, here's is the gist of the whole thing. rural states get butchered by medicare reimbursement rates. they get way less than the larger more popular states in urban areas. the medicare formula is way out of date. on this issue in fairness, the conservative democrats are correct. the system is wrong. rural hospitals actually are not rewarded for doing a great job. they aren't rewarded for efficiency. the amendment today by senator rockefeller was to expand the medicare system to all americans. conservative democrats say rule hospitals, they would go broke if that's the way it was going to be. here's senator conrad on that issue. >> every major hospital adminis
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2009 9:00am EDT
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CNBC
Sep 9, 2009 8:00pm EDT
will be paid for by a $500 billion cut in future medicare spending over the next decade, about a 10% cut when 30% more people will be in the program. those numbers just don't add up. and seniors are worried about fewer hip replacements, et cetera. and he also has to calm the fears of americans who already have health plans they like. because the legislation says they will have to move into what's called a qualified plan. and the health choices commissioner yet to be appointed will decide what that covers, how much it will cost, how much people will have to pay, and how much leeway their doctors will have under these plans to give them the care they need. >> the american public is just worried that expanding $50 million uninsured, expandi inin requirements for insurance companies. the numbers don't add up. how do you react to that? >> it doesn't make for good television, but we ought to talk about what everybody does agree with. it's not right for an insurance company to deny coverage based on a pre-existing condition. you can't find somebody who will stand up and disagree with that. businesse
CNN
Sep 9, 2009 8:00pm EDT
drop you. we're going to stop that. >> there's 46 million on medicare and 24 million more going on medicare. that's the danger point. if you don't convince them that they're going to have what they have today, they're going to be a very angry constituency. >> the sergeant of arms is about to introduce the president of the united states. there he is. he's standing in the hall. he will be walking in, getting an enthusiastic response. let's listen. >> madam speaker, the president of the united states! [ applause ] [ applause ] [ applause ] [ applause ] [ applause ] [ applause ] [ applause ] [ applause ] [ applause ] [ applause ] [ applause ] >> thank you. thank you. thank you. [ applause ] >> thank you. thank you. [ applause ] >> thank you. thank you. [ applause ] >> members of congress, i have the hard privilege and distinct honor to present to you the president of the united states. [ applause ] >> thank you! thank you. thank you so much. thank you. thank you. thank you very much. thank you very much. thank you. please, be seated. thank you. thank you very much. please, be seated
CSPAN
Sep 10, 2009 6:00am EDT
grow at the rate they have, it puts greater pressure on programs like medicare and medicaid. if we do nothing to slow these skyrocketing costs, we will eventually be spending more on medicare and medicaid than every other government program combined. put simply, our health care problem is our deficit problem. nothing else even comes close. nothing else. now, these are the facts. nobody disputes them. we know we must reform this system. the question is how? there are those on the left who believe that the only way to fix the system is through a single-payer system like canada's where we would severely restrict the private insurance market and have the government provide coverage for everybody. on the right there are those who argue that we should end employer-based systems and leave individuals to buy health insurance on their own. i've said, i have to say that there are arguments to be made for both these approaches. but either one would represent a radical shift that would disrupt the health care most people currently have. since health care represents 1/6 of our economy, i believe i
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